Can Dündar zu Gast bei der Universität Duisburg-Essen

Der Journalist Can Dündar, der seit dem gescheiterten Putschversuch 2016 im Exil in Deutschland lebt, wird Dr. Ahmet Ünalans Seminar “Moderne Türkeistudien: Geschichte, Politik, Gesellschaft der Türkei und Deutschland, türkisch-europäische Beziehungen” besuchen und zu aktuellen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen in der Türkei referieren.  Studierende sowie Kolleginnen und Kollegen sind eingeladen, am Seminar teilzunehmen und sich mit Can Dündar kritisch auszutauschen. Der Vortrag und die anschließende Diskussion finden in türkischer Sprache statt. 

Wir bitten um Anmeldungen bis zum 7.5.2019 über die folgende E-Mail-Adresse:  sekretariat.turkistik@uni-due.de 

Die Veranstaltung findet am 9. Mai 2019, 10 Uhr c.t. im Glaspavillion R12 S00 H12 auf dem Campus Essen statt.

Finding Common Solutions: Precarious Labour and the Lack of Diversity in German Higher Education

This joint workshop organized by the Academic for Peace Germany and the union GEW Hessen in collaboration with the Department of Sociology at the Goethe University Frankfurt brings together scholars, activists and unionists from different backgrounds to facilitate discussion about the situation of precarious knowledge workers, common problems and common solutions. Click here for more information.

The workshop takes place on 24 – 25 May 2019 in Frankfurt (Main).

Please register via e-mail to geschaeftsfuehrung@gew-hessen.de by May, 17th, 2019

Open Letter from U.S. and Global Sociologists in Support of Brazilian Sociology Departments

On April 25th, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, along with his Minister of Education, Abraham Weintraub, declared the government’s intent to “decentralize investments in philosophy and sociology” within public universities, and to shift financial support to “areas that give immediate returns to taxpayers, such as veterinary science, engineering, and medicine.”

As professors, lecturers, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other scholars in sociology and related disciplines at colleges and universities in the United States and worldwide, we write to declare our unwavering support for continued funding for sociology programs at Brazilian universities. We oppose President Bolsonaro’s attempt to disinvest in sociology, or any other program in the humanities or social sciences.

Click here to read more and sign the petition

28th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute

Reclaiming Democratic Performatives: Actors, Spaces, Processes

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is happy to announce our 28th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland, July 9-25, 2019.  Widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the D&D Institute brings an interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to the social, political, and cultural challenges facing today’s world.

A number of scholarships for students from Eurasia (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Belarus) & students from Turkey is available.

For more information click here

Science in Exile

Lecture at the Centre for Cultural and General Studies in Karlsruhe

Prof. Dr. Kader Konuk, Director of the “Academy in Exile” and Head of the Institute for Turkish Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, gave this lecture on 6 December 2018 at the Colloquium Fundamentale “Europas Dilemmata. New challenges – more responsibilities”.